View Poll Results: keybind or click and support why

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  • I am completely keybound

    31 42.47%
  • I play completely with my mouse

    4 5.48%
  • I play mostly with keys but still occassionally click the screen

    29 39.73%
  • I play mostly with my mouse but keybind important abilities

    9 12.33%
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    Click or keybind and support your reason for feeling your choice is better.

    For the first five years of my wow existence I clicked the screen with my mouse. I have always completed the content that I set as my goal and would argue with players that stated that there is no comparison to playing completely keybound.

    I would make statements like "whatever works better for that person".

    I would keybind certain macros for certain fights that I felt I would need at a moments notice and kept a finger over that button for the majority of those given fights.

    I had the opportunity to receive some very sound advice from some world ranked players and it kind of opened my eyes. I went out and bought a Razer Nostromo, spent a couple of very painful weeks resisting the urge to click the screen and now a full tier into MOP I have to say that I am completely a convert. So much that, knowing the difference in performance that it brought me, I really prefer not to play with others that I know hold on to playing the game with their mouse.

    So, to open the proverbial can of worms, vote the poll, then please support why you feel your opinion on the matter is the right one.


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    Have you got nothing better to do then opening pointless threads?
    I mean you know everyone would say Clicking Is for noobs, and Binding Is obviously better, So are you just having a desire to just go and fight someone on the Internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keny View Post
    Have you got nothing better to do then opening pointless threads?
    I mean you know everyone would say Clicking Is for noobs, and Binding Is obviously better, So are you just having a desire to just go and fight someone on the Internet?


    kind of looks like I am not the one starting an argument.
    please post productively or allow others to contribute their opinions in peace.


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    I personally click all my spammable abilities (death strike, rune strike, heart strike etc), but I bind all my important ones for maximum reaction time, i.e Mind Freeze and Taunt.
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    Even if you are a god in fps and can blindly hit every button with minimal reaction time, you cannot mouseturn and click at the same time.
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    I moved to bonding really early on but I have to admit that I have been stuck on using my mouse to activate things I worry about hitting on a misclick. Things like trinket, pvp, or long CDs like loh
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    Moving the mouse takes away attention from mechanics, buttons are more easily commuted to muscle memory. (I have a naga).

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    I gave the Razer Naga another shot and haven't looked back yet.

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    i use a mix of both, i bind my most important and frequently used abilities, and interupts/silences and other CCs, and i click things like cooldowns or spells i dont use that often, i probably only use about a maximum of 12-14 keybinds, i do well on that.
    until wotlk i was a 90% clicker, played a main hunter in pvp as well, did quite well, not sure how. if i try and play by clicking now i just can't do it, i still mess up binds occasionally, i use to have some of my cooldowns on bind, but i found my self accidently pressing them ocasionally and it was annoying me so i took it off. i dont have my mounts keybinded.
    i also use 2 side buttons on my mouse, my best keybinds, my thumb is always resting on them so its easy to press, i want to upgrade soon and get a mouse with more buttons on the side as i find them far easier than keyboard binds.
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    Mostly with keys (holy paladin MS/ Ret OS) but there are some abilities that I just rarely use so I click them, admittedly I could reorganize my keybinds some and keybind my clicked abilities as well. Why don't I? I use them maybe 1-2 a week'ish so I don't really see a need to keybind an ability that will probably always be awkward to use since I just don't use it enough to warrant "muscle programming" it into memory with a keybind.

    Personal experience but I do believe that Keybinders are faster than clickers, but I do know some clickers that can give similar skill level keybinders a run for their money and often beat them, as far as dps numbers are concerned.

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    as to the thread title, i dont think you can really argue that binding isnt better than clicking, no matter how fast you are at clicking, you're not going to be as efficient as a keybinder, but in pve you can get by clicking on some classes ok. my friend mains a ret pala, he clicks all but 2 abilites, judgement and crusader strike bound to the side buttons on his mouse, he does ok in PVE, hes tried binding before, but cant get the hang of it. in pvp he plays a rogue, again clicks all but 2 abilities, i think backstab and shadowstep maybe, he actually does well in BGs, but he is hilariously bad in arena
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    I converted to binding sometimes ago but use to be a clicker and can't say it isn't better, personally because I found it less stressful than clicking.

    However as a previous clicker myself I can completely understand someone for clicking, there are many buttons to remember to bind, you can lose track of keys and it involves more finger work *ba dum bum*

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    Comparing keybinds to clicking in WoW is like comparing keyboard/mouse combo vs controller in any FPS games. The first solution is simply far superior.
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    I'm mostly a clicker and keybind important abilities.
    I've tried to get used to keybinding but it's just so alien to me, I've been playing online games for a long time and always felt better using the mouse.
    I'd love to be able to get used to fully keybinding though, as I'm sure it would improve my performance, quicker reactions etc. However I don't do all that bad as a clicker.

    So overall I'm a clicker but I am quite sure that binding is much better. I just can't get used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonX View Post
    I converted to binding sometimes ago but use to be a clicker and can't say it isn't better, personally because I found it less stressful than clicking.

    However as a previous clicker myself I can completely understand someone for clicking, there are many buttons to remember to bind, you can lose track of keys and it involves more finger work *ba dum bum*

    i clicked until wotlk, i found it quite hard to go from clicking to binding, i tried a few times in tbc and couldnt get it, eventually i did it by binding a few spells at a time, started with just steady shit, arcane shot and serpent sting and grew from there, i made a lot of mistakes at first :P but now i dont know how i spent all that time clicking, if i try doing it now i find it too hard to do.
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    Keybinds are crucial. Don't believe me? Go watch the pros play Starcraft. Keybinds increase speed, period. And these are the people who have the highest mouse speed and best mouse accuracy of anyone on the planet.

    That said, I don't bind everything, Things that are relatively uncommonly pressed don't get bound, because it's faster to click it once than to remember that I need to press shift-9.

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    I key-bind everything. Why? It improves reaction time a great deal, it's been scientifically proven, anyone who claims otherwise is just a silly goose.

    On a more serious note, yeah, it really does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellularGaming View Post
    Moving the mouse takes away attention from mechanics, buttons are more easily commuted to muscle memory. (I have a naga).

    I tried the naga. I personally do not like playing with a mouse. I use a track ball so all the cursor movements are made with my thumb without having to chase a mouse all over the table.


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    I get by pretty well and I use a combination. I have an addon that allows me to heal on clicking (clique) and I have some abilities I use keybound. It's really difficult in battlegrounds to target people who are dying effectively by keybinding, considering there are upwards of 25 people (40 in conquest). Clicking allows me to target the enemy for cyclones while healing my allies and myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    i use a mix of both, i bind my most important and frequently used abilities, and interupts/silences and other CCs, and i click things like cooldowns or spells i dont use that often....
    This is pretty much me too, I guess. Keys for most thing, clicking for things not used so often.

    I clicked for a rather long time though and still managed to be in the top 3 for damage meters in guild raids. Maybe my guild was just awful at the time? :P

    But really, why does it matter how others play? If something feels right to another and they can play well enough that way, so be it.

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